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by Sparky
Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:40 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Fast boot drive
Replies: 6
Views: 1894

Re: Fast boot drive

I'm very happy so far with my Intel SSD, cut my boot time in half.
by Sparky
Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:23 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: Asus X58 Sabertooth i7 950 OC
Replies: 18
Views: 6837

Re: Asus X58 Sabertooth i7 950 OC

OK, thanks. I've played with the multiplier in order to get the RAM higher but keep the CPU speed where I want it. I think I'll just leave it alone for now and see how the temps do. Like I said, I don't think I've ever had the CPU loaded at 100% for any length of time except in stress tests so I'm n...
by Sparky
Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:34 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: Asus X58 Sabertooth i7 950 OC
Replies: 18
Views: 6837

Re: Asus X58 Sabertooth i7 950 OC

DragonFury wrote:I would then if you want to go a little higher on the freq's then get a bit better CPU cooler.
Kind of new at this...so can you clarify as to "going a little higher on the frequency". I know I have BCLK at 169 and the multiplier (set at 22 now), which setting are you referring to?
by Sparky
Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:26 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: Asus X58 Sabertooth i7 950 OC
Replies: 18
Views: 6837

Re: Asus X58 Sabertooth i7 950 OC

A little high on the CPU temps. I like to target 65ish max but safely I can say 70-72. I have a Hyper 212+ cooler with Arctic Silver on it, I'm hoping I'm OK for now because I don't often hit 100% CPU for any extended period of time. The 91C I saw was momentary, for the most part it was in the high...
by Sparky
Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:47 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: Asus X58 Sabertooth i7 950 OC
Replies: 18
Views: 6837

Re: Asus X58 Sabertooth i7 950 OC

OK, have V-Core set to 1.264v and QPI / DRAM at 1.293v. Going to run some stress tests and see how it works out.
Currently I'm at 31C-34C idle, CPU stress tests put me at 91C max and RAM stress test I see the CPU at the mid 80's. How does this look temp wise to you guys?
by Sparky
Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:24 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: Asus X58 Sabertooth i7 950 OC
Replies: 18
Views: 6837

Re: Asus X58 Sabertooth i7 950 OC

I just checked and I see my QPI / DRAM voltage is 1.375 and is highlighted in hot pink in BIOS. Is this an acceptable number or is it too high? EDIT: I just googled it to learn more and I'm seeing some posts saying it should always be within .03v of CPU voltage. Is this true? Just lowered mine to 1....
by Sparky
Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:06 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: Asus X58 Sabertooth i7 950 OC
Replies: 18
Views: 6837

Re: Asus X58 Sabertooth i7 950 OC

Thanks DragonFury. My big concern was the voltage on the cpu. So it sounds like I'm on the low end for the OC I'm running so I should be ok.
by Sparky
Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:02 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: Asus X58 Sabertooth i7 950 OC
Replies: 18
Views: 6837

Re: Asus X58 Sabertooth i7 950 OC

is it stable at that low voltage? Seems to be stable, blue screened once during stress test with the dram voltage at 1.24v so I upped it to 1.5v and loosened the settings a bit, hasn't crashed since (specs for ram at full speed at 1.65v). Again, I'm pretty new with this board, I wasn't sure if that...
by Sparky
Sun Feb 20, 2011 2:40 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: Asus X58 Sabertooth i7 950 OC
Replies: 18
Views: 6837

Asus X58 Sabertooth i7 950 OC

I'm still learning to play around with this board, but here's what I've got so far:
V-Core is set at 1.275 , QPI is 5.976 GT/s Ram is underclocked at 1328 mhz @ 1.5v Temps seem ok, idles at 30C. Am I doing it right?
by Sparky
Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:06 am
Forum: Memory Forum
Topic: dual channel
Replies: 16
Views: 9515

Re: dual channel

XMS here as well. Never had any trouble with it.
by Sparky
Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:50 am
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: XP to Win7
Replies: 15
Views: 4450

Re: XP to Win7

by Sparky
Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:51 am
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Question
Replies: 14
Views: 3742

Re: Question

In the past my experience has been if you call the toll free number they will activate it over the phone but it's a risk you take.
by Sparky
Sat Jan 29, 2011 5:24 pm
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Question
Replies: 14
Views: 3742

Re: Question

From XP to W7 you will need to do a clean install. There are lots of work arounds you can read about on line regarding how to do a clean install from an upgrade disc. Just google it. I don't think I can post the link here, it may violate the rules of the board. I know when I got W7 Home Premium, it ...
by Sparky
Sat Jan 29, 2011 11:45 am
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Question
Replies: 14
Views: 3742

Re: Question

Pretty sure you'll need separate copies or you'll have to buy a product key for the second install. Might want to look in an upgrade family pack (3 licenses).

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... -_-Product
by Sparky
Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:19 am
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: 360 Degree Helicopter Flight
Replies: 2
Views: 1411

360 Degree Helicopter Flight

Check this out

Didn't quite work, let me try that again.
by Sparky
Sat Jan 29, 2011 9:32 am
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Windows Experience Base Index Score Of 5.9
Replies: 26
Views: 33287

Re: Windows Experience Base Index Score Of 5.9

New system I built late last month, specs in my signature.
by Sparky
Tue Jan 18, 2011 5:34 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: 2011 Mustang 5.0L Engine in a Roadster
Replies: 5
Views: 2593

Re: 2011 Mustang 5.0L Engine in a Roadster

Nice! Of course I may be a bit biased (see avatar).
by Sparky
Sun Jan 16, 2011 8:33 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Hard drive cloner
Replies: 10
Views: 2973

Re: Hard drive cloner

kylepaddock wrote:Does acronis free allow cloning tho?
Yes, as long as the version you are using recognizes on of you drives as being theirs. In other words, if you have WD's free version you need to have a WD drive I believe.
by Sparky
Sun Jan 16, 2011 5:20 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Hard drive cloner
Replies: 10
Views: 2973

Re: Hard drive cloner

I've always used the Acronis free version that comes with new HD's, just bought a copy of Acronis Home 2011 so I can have more flexibility with my backups and cloning my clean install on my SSD in case anything goes wrong.